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In 1986 Harpoon co-founders Rich Doyle and Dan Kenary began brewing Harpoon in Boston to share with others the joy of making—and drinking—great beer. In 2000, we added a second brewery in Windsor, Vermont to keep up with the demand. As a regional craft brewer, we gained interest and respect for cider, a drink with strong roots and history in New England. Harpoon’s cider is our contribution to the long heritage of cider made with fresh juice from locally grown apples.

Harpoon Cider is made from a blend of locally grown apples including the New England favorite, McIntosh. By fermenting this blend of varieties with our own yeast we are able to produce an aroma that has a clean, fruity character. This crisp, refreshing cider has just the right balance of ripe apple sweetness and tartness from the fruit’s natural acidity. The color of this smooth tasting cider is very light as a result of using only freshly pressed apples. Without the addition of preservatives, artificial colors, or sweeteners we have created a cider that is fresh, pure, and delicious. Enjoy!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Haslinger (865) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2008
bottle at a party, very winey aroma, the taste is sharp, biting and very winey. Over carbonated and not very good tasting. One of the worst ciders I have ever had I would not drink this again let alone buy it

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2008
bottle: pours very light straw colour with no head and lots of champagne bubbles. aroma is weak and is not very appelly, slight must aroma and not much else very faint. flaovur is watered down and does not resemble much of a cider because of the lack of apple taste agian there is a slight must flavour and a very odd aftertaste.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
PorterPounder (5593) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 31, 2008
Savannah, Ga. - Habersham Beverage Warehouse - 12 oz bottle. Light, pale golden pour with a faint white head. Aroma of urine soaked clothes and cardboard soaked in apple juice (like in a grocery store when someone drops a case of apple juice and the bottle inside break - not pleasant, Flavor is very briny and has some brief sour, Granny Smith apple notes to redeem it ever so slightly. Mouthfeel is thin. Not an enjoyable cider experience.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ron (2566) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2008
2008 Flour City Brewfest. This was a change up in the middle of the beer drinking night. Sweet and sugary. Might have been the cause of me feeling a little sick later.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
daknole (9225) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 12, 2008
clear yellow pour. smell is all apple juice. nice aroma. flavor is weird, almost artificial...but not horrible. Tart and a little weak. Kind of odd. I think they could have done better.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jason (1681) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2008
Bottle. Cloudy brown body. Aroma is sweet apples and sugar. Flavor is very sweet and sugary. Almost too sugary as it overpowers most of the apple taste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
unclemattie (4220) - Georgia, USA - JUL 13, 2008
12oz bottle. pours clear light yellow, like pear juice. Aroma contains butter and cranberries. Flavor is of a soft, creamy blue cheese witgh some apple juice in the finish. Not the best cider, still very good.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Holdwine (1077) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 10, 2008
On draft at Windsor brewery. Not much flavor, very weak. Just a glimpse of tart apple. Flavor profile was going in the right direction, just way short of the mark.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Imaena (1855) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 28, 2008
Draught @ Bingas Wingas 08’. Light almost clear yellow with no head. Super sweet and dry. Light sour apples again super dry and tart. Boring cider really all around. Bare bones bad. Best paired with cheetos and stale chips.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 24, 2008
On tap at the brewery. Pale yellow, big bubbles, rapidly dying head. Big buttery aroma and lots of diacetyl. This tastes like a bag of microwave popcorn flavoring. Yuck!

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